Heritage and duty
The Maison Girard-Perregaux has just celebrated the 225th anniversary of its founding, and we regard this fabulous heritage as a duty. A duty to continue on the path traced by our predecessors, who made innovation one of the brand signatures. A duty to develop and offer watches that will become icons, as has been the case for many Girard-Perregaux models since the inception of the Manufacture.

And finally, the duty to perpetuate a style,a desire, a memory, a boldness and a quality that have forged the brand’s reputation across the decades. We are fond of saying that there is no mystery about a Girard-Perregaux, simply more than two centuries of craftsmanship and a perpetual commitment to perfection. This has been the case since 1791 and the current Girard-Perregaux models are the custodians of this legacy. Such is our solemn responsibility.

For over 225 years, Girard-Perregaux, a high-end Swiss watch Manufacture, has been seeking horological perfection in both technical and aesthetic terms. The brand’s origins date back to Geneva in 1791, when Jean-François Bautte, whose workshops were acquired by Girard-Perregaux in 1906, created his first watches. The brand name was established in 1856 in the watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds, thanks to the marriage of Constant Girard and Marie Perregaux.
Throughout its history, Girard-Perregaux has consistently perpetuated this expertise, placing its watches firmly in the vanguard of horological innovation, as confirmed by the 90 patents currently held by the Maison.